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    September 27, 2012
    12:30 - 1:00pm PDT  

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tifia program, i think that we are going to see a substantial growth in the innovative program in the future, transportation bills. >> project delivery stream lining a few key things that i would like to point out. this was one of the key goals of the house republicans. map-21 expands the category exclusions so that the pedestrian projects in an existing right-of-way or less than $75 million in federal funds will recognize an expedited time line, so this will bode well for some of the smaller projects in san francisco that had serious challenged because of a prolonged review face in order to get the clearance to utilize the transportation funds. establishing the criteria to complete the major projects in
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four years and also authorizing program solutions for projects without changing neba. they now have delegation to administer the project. for all projects this is fta and fra, they have already been administering the environmental review. they said that in order to do the fta and fra they will need additional resources. so we are staying to as far as if they will accept the transit and rail projects and also on a related note, it will likely see the increased efforts to seek reform at the state level over the upcoming year. the state senate president stien berg has announced that one of the key priorities will be to overhaul the process, so stay tuned on that front.
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>> a few additional highlights there are numerous directives under map 21 for the usdot for everything from taking shape of the regional transportation plans to highway pavement quality, the books are still getting through and we will find additional directive and how they will be implemented on the streets. there is also no tiger grant program under map-21. but there is 500 million for projects of national and regional significance. the tiger program was significant funding partner, you know, a program that funded the mission bay infrastructure projects and also the parkway. so we will have to stay tuned as far as how the $500 million will be distributed nationwide over the next two years. general effects on san francisco it could have been
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much worse. some of the elements of well help us advance our priorities especially tifia and project delivery stream lining that we will see expedited nepa review and also the working to shape the next transportation bill now protecting against cuts to transit and to preserve the programs as stand alone programs and not just programs that are part of larger highway programs. making sure that ridership is a strong consideration and the formula distribution and state of good repair needs for older transit systems. and also working to institutionalize a multimodule approach to funding. >> that is the end my presentation. i think that (inaudible) would like to make a couple of comments. >> yes.
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we do have plans and programs starting at 10:30, but go ahead. >> what actually deferred to you mr. gentleman, if you want to open the discussion with the committee first, i have a couple of comments that i want to make about this over all shape of the map-21 and where it leaves us. i think that it is interesting to do a very high-level birds eye view summary. we have no ear marks, no competitive awards for projects. it is all formulas back to the state. and no tiger grant program. but, the tifia program grows 700 percent and the rules are relaxed and administrators of the program at the federal level are told that you are going to have a number of weeks to make a decision on the project. and the main criteria will be the credit worthiness of the project.
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with your permission, whether who is eligible for this tifia stuff, if the credit worthiness is the criteria then this is geared to interpreting the help of the private sector into infrastructure development. here is the direction that the country is taking, we are borrowing money from the future at let me see low interest rates, but your question is good too. all interest rates are low now. but we are borrowing that from the federal government but we have to repay it later. and that is our policy for investigating infrastructure in the future. so not a great picture, not a picture that really commits the country to a solid future as far as creating the new infrastructure and rehab taiting the one that we have for to facilitate the current development of the nation. that will have to change. i think, when we start discussing the success to
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map-21 which will come next year. we have to start the discussion it is only a 2-year bill. the one thing that i think is hidden in all of this terminology is the fact that one of the main ways to make advantage of these tifia loans is through public, private partnerships and that those are the key or one important tool that we have at least to improving the delivery of projects. the time line for the delivery and the certainty for the delivery, it is not just borrowing the money with the federal government, it is matching that with the private investment and bringing the private sector in to help us make those projects happen on time and on a budget. and that is essentially what we pioneered with the parkway project. and i think that even though it may not be fashionable to talk about public, private partnerships in congress, that is what won agrees actually did. it begun to rely on that idea. i think that we need to have a
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more open information about doing some of that delivery of large projects and see that discussion i think at the state level as well. because we are dealing with an 18 cent gas tax and i think that that is at the core of not being able to invest an infrastructure and not even to maintain what we have. you know, five cents more on the federal gas station could double the investment in transit. but there is no possibility now in congress. so any way, this i think, this bill and the shape of it is a (inaudible) of what is going to happen in the (inaudible) where we will have to talk about the delivery mechanisms absent the will to increase the revenue. that is my two cents on th. thank you. colleagues any comments or questions. we will open it up for public comment? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. >> this was an information item.
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so,... >> an action item. >> you are right. >> then colleagues is there a motion to move forward with the recommendations in terms of... >> the position on legislation. >> there is only one recommended watch position on the matrix. so there are no support or opposed positions recommended. >> okay, thank you. >> any... can we do that without objection? >> that will be the order. >> item number four? >> four. recommend aprolal of the revised administrative code and revised debt. >> this is the annual update and revisions of the administration code to the debt, fiscal and invest and procurement policies. only the debt and investment policies are required for annual review.
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but we feel that it is good practice to bring all before this body and review any recommendations brought in by our advisors our general counsel and also by our bond council. >> basically, the revisions this year can be boiled down to five items. it is either clarification to the government code and the public utilities code, and formatting changes, punctuation, or any clarification in language that may be confusing to the reader. on page 24, we have a matrix listing out each of the different revisions and the reason behind each of the changes. on page 35, we have each of the codes and the policies and a red lined version to show you that changes are being made. i am understanding that we have a too many constraint. and instead of going through each of the revisions i would be happy to take questions that you may have. this item was presented to the
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cac on september 12th and was adopted for motion. with that, i am looking for a recommendation for the approvele of the revisions to the administration code, the fiscal investment debt and procurement policies. >> thank you. colleagues any questions or comments? >> okay. is there any member of the public who would like to make public comment? seeing none. public comment is closed. >> colleagues do we have a motion to move this forward? >> can we do that without objection? >> that will be the order. >> number five. >> recommend exercising of the one year option of the professional services contract with sptj consulting with the withñí?ps7yh4iâlting with the
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>> can we take that without objection? >> it them six. >> investment report for the quarter ended june 30, 2012, information. >> i'm director of finance administration, this is your fourth quarter update of the financial statements for the authorities june through 20, 12 year. we currently normally provide an internal report with the investment update. right now we are
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seeing none, public is closed. >> item nine, adjournment. >> we are adjourned, thank you. >> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department.
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we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions.
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is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries.
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for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet. this is the place for you to
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bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air. that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes. hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the bustle of the city. take the 36 bus and it will drop you at the entrance. it is quite a hike to the top
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but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished. there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to the summit, the highest point at
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more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for a memorable and magical experience.
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located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city, concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28
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bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones. in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills, it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and
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grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90 buses. it is ada accessible.
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we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans. a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an
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ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at sfrecpark.org. discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate.
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this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible.
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located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is anchored by twin white gazebos and flowers that bloom
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year-round. this is the place to tell someone special or the place to declare the commitment you two share. weddings and the event reservations are available for this adorable hidden gem. we know there are many other romantic parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair buildings. or for any athletic field, call 831-5510. you can write us at --
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or walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more information moresfrecpark.org. --